Notices 2015-11-08

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November 8, 2015

TODAY’S HOLY MASSES are offered for these intentions:
9:00 AM For Donald  Edwards + (req. by Dennis & Virginia Rourke)

11:15 AM  For Robert & Ruth Towsley + (req. by the Basile Family)

9:00 AM  For Jeanne Marie Liebegott-Bello + (req. by Charles Barranco)
11:15 AM For  The Czerniak and Wroblewski Families (req. by Family)


TO REQUEST AND SCHEDULE INTENTIONS for both of our Masses, please call 585-484-1810 or email to [email protected]. Leave a message which includes; name of person(s) for whom Mass will be offered; is person living or deceased?; preferred date and time of Mass (9 or 11:15 AM?); and phone number to reach you.  The stipend check should be made payable to SAINT KATERI PARISH for the exact amount of the Mass stipend. The stipend is $10 per Mass. **Note: Envelopes are now available for Mass Intentions. Please look for them at all church entrances.**Also: Mass Intentions for 2016 are open. Please e-mail or call to reserve a date.


                   November 1, 2015
9:00  AM            Attendance: 203     Offerings: $2,452.84
11:15 AM            Attendance: 174    Offerings:  $1,641.17
TOTAL                           377               $ 4,094.01
WEEKLY TARGET AMOUNT..............................$ 4,500.00

THANK YOU for your generosity in donations. You will notice that the Weekly Target Amount has been raised to $4,500, to better reflect our budget needs.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE Checks should be made payable to “St. Kateri Tekakwitha-Latin Mass Community” OR for short, “SKT-LMC. If you have pre-printed envelopes, please use them. If not, contributions can be placed in the blue envelopes OR loose in the collection baskets.  Contributions deposited in envelopes from neighboring parishes will be returned to those home parishes and will not be credited  to SKT-LMC. SKT-LMC envelopes deposited in neighboring parish collections will be returned and credited to us. Please be aware that, even though the SKT-LMC operates financially under ST. KATERI PARISH, the SKT-LMC does not subsidize ST. KATERI PARISH, and ST.KATERI PARISH does not subsidize the SKT-LMC.  We must rely on our own monetary income to support our activities and facilities.

ENVELOPE MAILINGS FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS:  In order for you to receive the next packet of envelopes for Jan/Feb, your enrollment form must be submitted by Sunday November 15th.  If you do not receive your envelopes by December 26th, please contact Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email to

ON-LINE GIVING. SKT-LMC is happy to announce that we now are able to accept your weekly or monthly donations online.  You can give either through our website or through a smartphone or tablet app. Instructions for giving are located on our website or in pamphlets available at all church entrances.

FAITH FORMATION classes are in progress.  We continue to welcome new students to our program. There is no doubt that Bishop Matano will use the success of our Faith Formation classes as a factor when determining our future, so please consider enrolling your children with us. We are using the Faith and Life Series in conjunction with other supplemental materials to form our lessons. Our students will master their prayers, learn how to conduct themselves properly in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel, and will be going to confession regularly as part of our classes.  One of our main goals is for our children to head off to college living their faith and being able to defend it. Please allow us to support your work at home by enrolling your children. Come to the parish center today at 10:10 or email Andy Follaco with questions at [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR SACRAMENTS:  There seems to be confusion over the requirements of children looking to receive sacraments this school year. I am asking that by NOVEMBER 22nd, EVERY parent (including those who do not attend our Faith Formation classes) who intends for their children to receive a sacrament through our community within the NEXT TWO YEARS to email Andy at [email protected] to be sure that there are no surprises and all requirements put out by the diocese have been (or will be) satisfied. Please include your child’s name, current grade level, school attending, and sacraments received at this point.

FIRST PENANCE CLASSES: Those looking to have their children receive this sacrament must be in Grade 2 or higher, and needs to be signed up with Andy by emailing him at [email protected] by NOVEMBER 22nd. Even if your child is enrolled in our program I need an additional email confirming that they will be receiving the sacrament. There will be four mandatory classes for your child and a mandatory parent meeting in order for your child to be eligible in our community.  Be sure to look in the bulletin weekly for announcements regarding the start of the four week preparation process.

IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SPIRITUAL HOME in our Latin Mass Community here at St. Thomas’, please consider registering with us. Use the census forms found at the entrance door tables. Place form in the collection basket.  Welcome!

DAILY ROSARY Did you know the Rosary is prayed in the church Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:45 a.m.? Come join us anytime.

WE DO NEED VOLUNTEERS to help maintain our facilities, especially in the area of church and parish center cleaning.  We need YOU!  Please email [email protected] or call 467-8747. Enough volunteers will enable us to have rotating teams.

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR WEBSITE? Check it out  at  Special thanks to Ben Anderson, Jason Herforth, and Jonathan Lane.  Email address: [email protected]. If you have any suggestions to add, contact [email protected].

THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL, adjacent to the Parish Center must continue to be a very important powerhouse of prayer for us and for people in our area.  Hours of adoration are on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 10 PM (11 PM on Tuesday and Friday).  WE NEED MORE ADORERS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY HOUR IS COVERED. Please consider signing up for an hour or being on the substitute list.  See the posters at the church entrances. Contact Marie O’Leary at 467-1982.

“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then.  When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now. —Blessed Mother Teresa

CASE TRAINING The Diocese of Rochester requires volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults to participate in Creating a Safe Environment (CASE) training.  If you plan to volunteer for a ministry that involves working with children, youth or vulnerable adults, you will need to take the class on-line from your home computer or attend a training session. Please call or email Kathy Beauchamp at 484-1810 or email [email protected] for further instructions.

WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH, please turn OFF all cell phones, hand-held electronic devices, pagers, watch alarms, etc. ALSO, remember to dress appropriately (neatly and modestly).  Unfortunately, in many churches today, people tend to “dress down” for Mass.  How can this be??? RESPECT and REVERENCE toward God and neighbor (i.e. charity) should determine how we present ourselves in the House of God.  Thank you, in advance, for your courtesy and cooperation.

VOTIVE SANCTUARY CANDLES burn in the Lady Chapel  (in the Church), and the Adoration Chapel (in the Parish Center).  Would you like to have a dedicated candle burn in memory of a loved one OR for a special intention?  To schedule a dedicated candle intention call (585) 388-7734. Donations for 7 day Church Tabernacle and Adoration Chapel lamps are $10.00 Donations for the 3 day hanging lamps in the Lady Chapel are $5.00. Envelopes for candle donations are available at all church entrances. Checks should be made payable to SKT-LMC.


Lady Chapel Hanging Lamps (Church)

  1. 1. Special Intentions (req. by Fr. Peter Helfrich)
  2. 2. In memory of three deceased North Country folks, including one who made many visits to the Blessed Sacrament (req. by Father Peter Helfrich)

Tabernacle Lamp (Church)

In memory of Joann Yount (req. by husband, Bob)

Adoration Chapel Lamp

John Ozminkowski (req. by son Michael Ozminkowski


AS YOU PRAY FOR OUR FAITHFUL DEPARTED, especially in this month of the Holy Souls, please include Theodore Dixon, whose Funeral Mass was offered here yesterday on November 7.  Our sympathy goes out to his wife, Laura, and his family.  Requiescat in pace.

MANY THANKS to those who came out yesterday for our second Fall Clean-Up Day.  Much appreciated!

BISHOP SALVATORE MATANO WILL SPEAK AT THE MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST FOR MEN AND WOMEN – Men and women are invited to a full-course breakfast on Saturday, December 12, 2015 Seating is at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon at the Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta NY. Come and be inspired by our Bishop, sharing his journey of faith!  Confessions will be heard at 8 a.m. and again at the end of the program. Early reservations are $18.00; after December 7, $20.00; Students $10.00; Clergy and Religious complimentary. Registration required for all; no tickets sold at the door. To register, mail check to: Magnificat Rochester, PO Box 24787, Rochester NY, 14624; include your name, address, phone number and email address. For more information: call Kathy Murty at 436-1284. Register through Paypal by visiting our website:

LADIES SAVE THE DATE! The Rochester Catholic Women’s Conference is coming back on March 12, 2016.  This year’s theme is “Love One Another” and speakers include Sr. Clare Matthiass of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal and Marcus Grodi of the Coming Home Network International.  Registration is open at

COFFEE HOUR CRISIS!  We are in urgent need of volunteers to host the coffee hours after one or both Masses on the First-Sunday-of-the-Month, AND to host the coffee hours after the 9 o’clock Mass on the Third-Sunday-of-the-Month.  Offering such hospitality is a very good thing to do for one another, in the spirit of Christian charity.  Please consider helping to keep our Community “spirit” high. To volunteer, contact Father Bonsigore at 244-8692